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Mission and Identity

Introducing Siena Service

The Catholic school community is grounded in the belief that each person is made in the image and likeness of God.

The dignity of the human person is the starting point for a vision for a just society – the Kingdom of God. From this vision, our College actions a call to service in a spirit that responds to the presence of God in each person encountered.

Student Formation through service articulates the Gospel as it is proclaimed and lived in the contemporary Catholic Church. It is a process that is intentional, ongoing and reflective; it focuses on the growth of individuals, communities and is informed by students’ lived experiences

At Siena formation enhances learning and is made visible by asking:

• How does this service relate to learning in other areas?

• How does this connect with or extend previous learning?

• How do these new insights align with my understanding of life and the Catholic Tradition?

• How might we follow up some ideas from this learning?

• Which aspects of this service are worthwhile paying more attention to?

Our new model is based on service to:

  • Our Siena College community
  • Our local community
  • Our global community

Each semester a Student Reflection on Siena Central:

  • helps inform the model,
  • is an indicator of service learning, and
  • provides an opportunity for student voice and meaningful dialogue between House Group teachers, parents and students

Jennifer Levett

Deputy Principal Mission and Identity
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